North Sea sees recovery of cod stocks

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Cod stocks in the North Sea are showing encouraging signs of a “rapid” recovery after being on the brink of extinction.

New figures from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Ices) show that the number of adult fish in the North Sea is expected to increase by 42 per cent this year, the largest rise in almost 30 years.

Significantly, the quantity of fish capable of reproducing is this year expected to exceed 70,000 tons